Azure Cloud Service (classic) Test

For each cloud service, this test reports the current status, deployment status and CPU utilization on the Azure cloud. In addition, this test helps administrators figure out the Disk I/O and network traffic through each cloud service. This way, administrators can identify the cloud service that is utilized the most in the Azure cloud.

This test is disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick Microsoft Azure as the Component type, Performance as the Test type, choose this test from the disabled tests list, and click on the < button to move the test to the ENABLED TESTS list. Finally, click the Update button.

Target of the Test: Microsoft Azure

Agent deploying the test: A remote agent

Output of the test: One set of results for each cloud service of the target Microsoft Azure being monitored

 
  1. TEST PERIOD - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host– The host for which the test is being configured
  3. SUBSCRIPTION ID- Specify the GUID which uniquely identifies your subscription to the target Microsoft Azure that is to be monitored.
  4. CERTIFICATE PATH - In order to collect metrics from the target Microsoft Azure, the eG agent communicates via Microsoft Azure Service Management API Requests. By default, a management certificate is required to authenticate Microsoft Azure Service Management API Requests. The Management certificate should be associated with the subscription ID. The management certificate can be created on your own or you can request Microsoft Azure portal to create a certificate on behalf of you. Prior to creating a management certificate, you have to create a keystore. The steps for creating a management certificate and the keystore is discussed elaborately in Section 1.1. The created keystore will reside in the <JAVA_INSTALL_DIR>\jre7\bin folder. Specify the exact path to the keystore file in this text box. If you have requested Microsoft Azure portal to create the management certificate, then, specify the exact path on which you have stored the keystore file. For example, if the keystore file created is WindowsAzureKeyStore.jks and if you have stored it in D:\Azure folder, then specify the CERTIFICATE PATH as D:\Azure\WindowsAzureKeyStore.jks.
  5. CERTIFICATE PASSWORD - Specify the password that is provided while creating the keystore in this text box.
  6. confirm password - Confirm the password by retyping it here.
  7. dd frequency - Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.
  8. detailed diagnosis - To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG system embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option against DETAILED DIAGNOSIS. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

    The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

    • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability.
    • Both the bad and normal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.

Measures reported by the test:

Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Service status

Indicates the current status of this cloud service.

 

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Created 1
Creating 2
Deleting 3
Deleted 4
Changing 5
Resolving DNS 6
Unknown 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current status of this cloud service. The graph of this measure however, represents the status of a server using the numeric equivalents only - 0 to 6.

Deployment slot

Indicates the deployment environment of this cloud service.

 

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Staging 1
Production 2
Unknown 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the deployment environment of this cloud service. The graph of this measure however, represents the status of a server using the numeric equivalents only - 0 to 2.

Deployment status

Indicates the current deployment status of this cloud service.

Number

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Running 1
Suspended 2
RunningTransitioning 3
SuspendedTransitioning 4
Starting 5
Suspending 6
Deploying 7
Deleting 8
Unknown 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current deployment status of this cloud service. The graph of this measure however, represents the status of a server using the numeric equivalents only - 0 to 8.

Disk reads

Indicates the rate at which data is read from the disk allocated to this cloud service.

MB/Sec

 

Disk writes

Indicates the rate at which data is written to the disk allocated to this cloud service.

MB/Sec

 

Incoming network traffic

Indicates the amount of incoming network traffic i.e., the amount of data received by all the network interfaces connected to this cloud service.

MB

 

Outgoing network traffic

Indicates the amount of outgoing network traffic i.e., the amount of data sent through all the network interfaces connected to this cloud service.

MB

 

CPU utilization

Indicates the percentage of CPU utilized by this cloud service.

Percent

 

Total instances

Indicates the total number of instances that are currently running on this cloud service.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, lists the role name, instance name, instance status, instance size, IP Address and the power status of the cloud service.